5 miles
Distance
2,376 ft
Climb
-796 ft
Descent
01:03:58
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Stanford Rock (15N35) Trail

Details

  • Riding area
    Ward Canyon
    Tahoe City, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

Relentlessly steep and loose trail taking you from the bottom of Ward Canyon up to Stanford Rock. Most of the trail is a closed fireroad turned single track that demands the tallest gear you have if you want to stay in the saddle. Rerouted and improved in 2016 by TAMBA, the singletrack portion connecting to the TRT offers a fun, windy reward with a well-built rock garden section.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Stanford Rock Trail (15N35) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,581 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,489 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,432 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,500 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,080 ft
  • Grade
    5.593%
  • Grade max
    -37.952%
  • Grade min
    44.958%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,575 ft
  • Avg time
    01:03:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:29
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Status:
on May 29, 2018
Snow Covered
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to stanford-rock-trail-15n35 trailhead (39.136452, -120.180318)
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Stanford Rock... Trail Reports

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May 29, 2018 @ 8:10am
May 29, 2018
Rideable up to about 7500 feet, snow-covered above that. Give it a few weeks.
Nov 17, 2017 @ 8:11am
Nov 17, 2017
Nov 17, 2017 @ 8:01am
Nov 17, 2017
Aug 30, 2017 @ 12:21pm
Aug 30, 2017
Jul 4, 2017 @ 8:39am
Jul 4, 2017
A few snow crossings after the meadow. Last mile before TRT is completely covered in snow. Finding the trail was difficult but doable, just...
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Jun 17, 2018 @ 7:16pm
Jun 17, 2018
Stanford Rock Trail (15N35)

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag MisterDirtPaws (Jun 2, 2018 at 9:24)
 Summer 2018 update- Stanford Rock is getting a re-route! TAMBA (Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association), in cooperation with the US Forest Service, has five sections approved for re-route. Volunteer crews will be re-routing the five steepest, most eroded sections into flowing singletrack. Less logging road, more flowy trail with great views.
Trail work begins mid-June, 2018. This is a 100% volunteer project. Come build trail with us. Check Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association on Facebook for more details (Build schedule coming online early June).
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  • + 0
flag MisterDirtPaws (Jun 16, 2018 at 22:52)
 June 2018 update- The Stanford Rock Project is underway. Volunteer crews will be up there all summer re-routing the worst, steepest sections just after the meadows to the top. Build days all summer. Check Tahoe area mountain biking association on FB for details. Come build trail with us!
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